EstuaryWatch Data Portal
|Estuary name||Hopkins River Estuary|
|CMA||Glenelg Hopkins CMA|
The Hopkins River Estuary is a wave dominated, seasonally closed, salt wedge estuary. The estuary is approximately 9.5km long, covers an area of approximately 1.6 km2 and has a total volume of 3,100 ML. It is confined by a rock walled canyon for much of its length, and is formed in a drowned river valley. In geological terms, the current form of the Hopkins River estuary is relatively young, forming around 6,000 years ago.
|Monitor group||Hopkins River EstuaryWatchers|
H1 Site one (Hopkins River Bridge)Active Physico-Chemical 01-01-2000 - 17-03-2023
Ocean side of bridge, between the 29th and 30th post (counting from the western side of bridge) infront of the fishing ruler.
H2 Site two (Riverboat Cruise Pontoon)Active Physico-Chemical 11-07-2010 - 17-03-2023
Pontoon located on the ocean side of the Riverboat. This pontoon extends out into the river beyond the other pontoons.
H3 Site three (Mahoneys Road)Active Physico-Chemical N/A - 17-03-2023
Fishing pontoon located on the oceanside of the boat ramp. Monitoring is conducted off the end of the pontoon.
H4 Site four (Jubilee Park)Active Physico-Chemical 11-08-2010 - 17-03-2023
End of the floating pontoon located closest to the ocean, opposite the Hopkins River Caravan Park/ Jubilee Park.
HGB Hopkins River Water Level Gauge BoardActive Gauge Board
This sites water level monitoring gauge board is attached to the Simpson Street boat ramp.
HMC Hopkins River Mouth Condition Observation SiteActive Mouth Condition 29-05-2010 - 16-10-2022
Site changed in September 2019 to Fluker Post WEPS1.
Previous location became overgrown.
Hp1 Hopkins River Photopoint Site OneActive Photopoint 06-12-2012 - 17-11-2022
Small cleared area located on the western side of the river mouth.
|14-10-2022 Water level
high water level @ Site 2 - River Boat Cruise pontoon, unable to do observations, due to water inflow up stream and high tides @ estuary mouth
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